看了Westworld 以及 Bridge of Spies, 因為火車做太多了，只能看電影打發時間。
suffering, searching purpose, searching meaning.
Funnily, they were looking for consciousness, but we human might not even have completely free will, to be completely objective, according to a book I read some time ago – Wij Zijn Ons Brein(We are our brain).
We live subject to our contents, our “backup stories”, so to say in the series.
For example, Ms. G. The world she sees and the world around her makes her feel special, what she’d achieved given her hard work made her feel special.
Mr. D on the other hand, subject to the rules, of family, and of tradition, of society.
We clearly have our own programing, we’re living our day to day lives as a loop.
Not all can break free. That’s why we admire those who have great passion and purpose.
They look different in their eyes.
Some are set up to do so. But mostly are not.
It takes a great emotional feedback to learn and to remember to function into consciousness. Perhaps free will builds on top of that.
To be continued…
I’m tired and tomorrow’s the end of the holidays (noooo)
Ok, where was I?
After crazily going after the series yesterday, I still read a few recap on the story to understand more. The timeline is so messy and hints are so vague, that the whole story is presented as a maze itself. The audience is figuring out just as hard as the hosts themselves… But that’s what films and stories are for, to puzzle you and challenge your emotions so that one gets enthralled. And desires for more, when you feel it’s there, it disappears again. Like a game as well, only more artfully. until finally everything unwraps and is connected.
Back to the story. There are so many layers to the story that you need to unfold while centering a simple message. I don’t quite like the concept of “finding a maze”, however, I feel it had fallen cliche over the years. But it was very delicately unfolded as all the pieces come together. I do find some tiny problematic parts however….. for example the mib appeared when 30 years ago the main character was trying to pull the gun against a villain, but the mib happens to exist only 30 years later, I guess that’s to confuse the audience, but it doesn’t make any logical sense… but lets leave it there….
Also, I can’t bear with the path William went on to be, I just can’t… from an innocent young 純情男孩，變成罪大惡極、殺人不眨眼的壞蛋….並且加入成為讓女主角suffer最多的一名角色，但這也吻合了到達consciousness的最後一步。
最打中我的是Ford說：「Arnold設定了Ms. D 來殺死所有人，但是他並沒有讓他們自由，D小姐之所以殺了他，也是來自於程式上的設定，要達到自我意識，除了記憶與improvisation，他們需要的是時間，是折磨。」所以過去的三十五年，Ford就是在做這件事。
D小姐被賦予最崇高完美的人的特質，既美又善良溫柔，相信世界的美好，這與她所面臨的各種苦難形成強烈的對比、讓他不得不懷疑這世界是怎麼了。 而開始產生自我衝突與對話。Doesn’t it sound familiar to you? Haven’t that ever came to you?
M小姐以為他找到了自我意識，卻發現那還是被program好的，不是他自己，直到她看到母女的身影想起自己的女兒，回到樂園，才真的是broke the loop.